Welcome to Bordertown: New Stories and Poems of the Borderlands (MP3 CD)
June 2011 Indie Next List
“Imagine if someone lured all our best-known urban fantasy writers to one place and wouldn't let them go until they had collectively crafted interconnected stories of a wild, magical city on the borders of the real world and the realm of magic. That's exactly what Black and Kushner did, and the result is a madcap, rushing fantasy adventure with lost maidens, cursed shapeshifters, impossibly beautiful and cruel princesses, and a heavy dose of rock'n'roll. If urban fantasy is your thing, you'll find your next great fix here!”
— Jocelyn Koehler, Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee, WI
Audie Award Finalist: Best Short Story Collection
Bordertown: a city on the Border between the human world and the elfin realm. A place where neither magic nor technology can be counted on, where elf and human kids run away to find themselves. The Way from our world to the Border has been blocked for thirteen long years. Now the Way is open once again and Bordertown welcomes a new set of seekers and dreamers, misfits and makers, to taste life on the Border.
Here are thirteen interconnected stories, one graphic story, and eight poems all new work by some of today's best urban fantasy, fantasy, and slipstream writers: Christopher Barzak, Holly Black, Steven Brust, Emma Bull, Cassandra Clare, Charles de Lint, Cory Doctorow, Amal El-Mohtar, Neil Gaiman, Nalo Hopkinson, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Annette Curtis Klause, Ellen Kushner, Patricia McKillip, Dylan Meconis, Tim Pratt, Sara Ryan, Delia Sherman, Will Shetterly, Janni Lee Simner, Catherynne M. Valente, Terri Windling, and Jane Yolen.